Making Things Better

Inventor Adolph Ronning’s creative genius improved life on and off the farm

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Adolph Ronning’s workshop in the 1940s shows four inventions: on the bench at the right, the control stick for the Patton tank; on the floor, a power lawnmower; hanging on the brick wall, the outboard motor propeller; on the floor at left, the Roll-O-Matic tire design.
Image courtesy Adair Kelley.